Iot Connectivity Architecture Manager

Newbury, Berkshire
  1. Full Time
  2. IT/Technology
Posting date:24 May, 2019

Role Title:  IoT Connectivity Architecture Manager

Location: Newbury

Technology IoT

Vodafone Internet of Things (IoT) is the world’s leading IoT Managed Connectivity provider. Industry analysts have positioned Vodafone IoT in their Magic Quadrant for the fourth consecutive year. We have successfully built one of the best platforms in the industry, known as GDSP (Global Data Service Platform). GDSP currently supports 74 million IoT connections, connecting millions of devices and vehicles.

Vodafone IoT is experiencing a 30+% YoY growth. To support this key strategic growth, the IoT Managed Connectivity tribe requires a Senior Architecture Manager leading the transformation of the IoT platform Architecture. The role holds overall accountability for the IoT Architecture Strategy for GDSP, spanning across Core Network nodes, the full IT stack and digital customer touchpoints.  What links us all together is that we are all customer obsessed, innovation hungry and ambitious! Are you?              

Our Team:

The successful candidate will lead a team of architects and industry experts, driving the IoT Managed Connectivity Engineering towards technology excellence, ensuring support for IoT Digital Services, solution delivery roadmap whilst aligning with the broader Tech2025 strategy and strategies from the Group Centres of Excellence.

With us you will:
  • Lead and continue growing a team of engaged architects, technology leaders and solution architects to drive the IoT GDSP architecture evolution.

  • Establish the IoT Technology and Architecture Strategy based on cloud-native containerised microservices and driven by open APIs with the aim of hyperscaling GDSP, expand geographically and reduce the cost to serve.

  • Manage a yearly budget to deliver key architectural improvements, including migration to a cloud native modular architecture and an omni-channel digital customer experience.


Apply if you have:

  • Core competencies, knowledge and experience [max 5]:
  • Demonstrable experience from previous roles defining architecture strategy, driving its execution, as well as leading sizeable architecture transformation, preferably in a Local Market.

  • Operational experience of large scale cloud hosted solutions with challenging expectations from security, availability and performance.

  • Experience in mentoring, motivating and shaping high performing teams.
  • Experience in leading multi discipline technology teams across multiple locations.

  • Experience in managing significant budgets.

Commitment from Vodafone


Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences - we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodafone you will have access to our excellent benefits programme that you would expect from any global company. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on


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